Summer is right around the corner...the warmer temperatures, the fun in the sun, and oh dang, who's gonna watch the kids?!? Gah, now that I'm a stepmom I totally understand what parents go through when summertime rolls around. Luckily, here in the Treasure Valley, there are a lot of summer camps available to help you and your family out AND the best part? The kids will actually be having some fun!

Here are just some of the many summer camps and activities that are avaialable around the Treasure Valley:


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    Credit: Carly Cash | Townsquare Media

    Boise State Summer Youth Sports Program

    This program is for kids ages 5-14, and offers them developmentally appropriate physical activities like soccer, tennis, basketball, rock climbing, mountain biking, even Quidditch!

    The camp is offered in two 3-week sessions. Session 1 (June 11-29), Session 2 (July 9-27) and held Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Bronco Gymnasium (Boise State University)

    COST: Costs vary (CLICK HERE for ages 5-7) - (CLICK HERE for ages 8-14)

    REGISTRATION: open now, CLICK HERE for details.

    They're also looking for volunteers to help out! If you're interested CLICK HERE.

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    Boys & Girls Club Summer Camps

    This program AMAZING and It's FREE*! The boys and girls club offers camps all over the Treasure Valley for incoming 1st-6th-grade students in the 2018-19 school year.

    Memberships include: healthy and nutritious lunch and supper, arts and crafts, sports activities, technology activities, and a full afternoon of games and play with peers and positive adult role models.

    WHAT: Boys and Girls Club Summer Camps (Ada County)


    WHEN: Monday through Friday (6/4/18 to 8/3/18)

    • General Attendance - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Early Risers - 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.


    REGISTRATION: Parents must attend an orientation before registering. CLICK HERE for details.

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    YMCA Summer Day Camps

    The summer camps offered by YMCA are pretty awesome because they let you choose camps based on specific areas of focus like STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) arts, music, and more!

    CLICK HERE for a FULL list of classes.

    WHAT: YMCA Summer Day Camps

    WHERE: Various locations in Treasure Valley

    WHEN: Session times vary by camp

    REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE for a list of camps and registration info.

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    Kids in Action Summer Camp - Nampa

    The Nampa Parks and Recreation Departments actually offers a Kids in Action Day Camp year-round, but starting June 11, their Summer program kicks off with different activities, weekly dress-up themes, and even field trips for kids ages 5-12!

    WHAT: Nampa Parks and Recreation - Kids in Action (KIA)

    WHERE: Nampa Parks and Rec Center -  131 Constitution Way, Nampa, ID 83686

    WHEN: June 8 - August 17 - Monday - Friday (6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.)

    COST: $18/day/members, $20/day/non-member

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